Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review :: Test Setup and Performance

01-03-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

The test system and tests used in this review is the same as that of the P55 chipset platform with one exception. Due to the fact that this is a CPU review I used the Core i5 661 CPU at standard speeds with this review. Performance should be slower than a Core i5 750 and it should be an interesting comparison with the P55 chipset which is essentially the same as the H55.

Test System

  • Intel Core i5 661 CPU running at 3.33GHz
  • Intel DH55TC motherboard running latest drivers
  • 4GB Kingston KHX1600 DDR3 1600MHz memory running at 1333MHz
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB video card Catalyst 9.12 drivers
  • Intel High Definition Audio
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 mode
  • Thermaltake SpinQ LGA-1156 CPU cooler
  • LG 16X DVD-RW
  • Thermaltake 1000W PSU
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


  • Sisoft Sandra 2009 with SP4 Processor Arithmetic test
  • Sysmark 2007 Preview Patch 5
  • X264 HD benchmark
  • PCMark05/Vantage
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • wPrime
  • SpecViewPerf
  • CineBench 10